Room 126a

Weekly Update #14

A Week In Review

This past week was a very busy one!

We have been busily getting ourselves ready for the holiday; exploring various Gingerbread stories; playing in the snow; and getting ready for our concert!

In our Gingerbread story study, we have read 'The Gingerbread Man', 'The Gingerbread Bear', 'The Gingerbread Girl', and many more. We practiced retelling the parts of the story and we have compared what we have liked about each version. Our daily sign-in question has focused on using Venn Diagrams to choose our favourite between two stories, and we also had to justify why we made our choices.

Please join us for our Kindergarten Holiday Concert on Tuesday December 16th at 2:30pm in the Senior Gym.

This Week's Special Helpers are

Monday Scarlett, Nate, & Beatrice

Tuesday Ava

Wednesday Aaron, Rebekah Joy, & Quinn

Thursday Tori

Friday Olivia, Moritz, & Emma

On your child's special day, please send in an artifact that reminds your child of their favourite family tradition. Traditions can be anything: Celebrations, Birthdays, annual camping trips, regular weekend activities, family game night, etc... Please talk to your child about the artifact and the tradition it represents (including any special food, decorations, guests, etc...) so that they can present it to the class.

Happy Birthday to Ava and Tori who are celebrating their birthdays this week!


Runnymede Food Drive

The Runnymede P.S. Student Parliament (grades 7 and 8) has organized some special initiatives in which our class would like to participate. We are having a Food drive and Toy drive. Please send in non-perishable food items and toys (new or gently used). In class, we have been discussing the importance of helping people who do not have enough food to eat. The children also like the idea of sharing a toy with a child that does not have many toys to play with. Please send in your food items and toys any day until Thursday Dec. 18.

Pajama Day

Student Parliament has declared Dec. 19 PAJAMA DAY! So, we will not bother getting dressed on Friday. It sounds like a perfect day to cuddle up together and watch a Holiday movie! One favourite Stuffy or Blanky may also come to school that day.

Please make sure your child arrives at school dressed to play outside!


Thank you to Ella's mom, Yordest, for doing this week's classroom laundry.

In the next few weeks, we are hoping to start using cotton hand towels at the classroom sink, in an attempt to limit the amount of brown paper towels we use. These towels will be added to our weekly laundry, but the blanket and towels should still only be one load worth.

If you are available to do laundry this week, please email me to let me know.

Help Keep Each Other Healthy

We have been working on building healthy habits (such as washing our hands when they have been in our mouths, etc...) in the classroom. However, germs do continue to travel fast through our classroom. Please practice healthy habits with your child at home: cover mouths with elbows when coughing and sneezing; use kleenex instead of fingers to wipe noses; and wash hands with soap and water (don't forget to scrub). Also, if your child is sick, please keep them home until they are better. Please help us keep each other healthy.

Lost And Found

We are continuing to collect a lot of items in our lost and found basket... especially mittens and hats. Ms Lim and I try to ensure that everyone is wearing all their outdoor gear throughout the day and taking it home. However, there are still a lot of items that do not have labels on them. If you label your child's belongings we can make sure they go home with the correct person each day. If your child is missing any belongings, please remember to check the lost & found when you come to our holiday concert.